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ERIC Number: ED495591
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul-20
Pages: 192
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-7619-4681-6
The Culturally Proficient School: An Implementation Guide for School Leaders
Lindsey, Randall B.; Roberts, Laraine M.; CampbellJones, Franklin
Corwin Press
Leaders need to be responsive to different ethnic, linguistic, and religious subcultures or they will place many students at risk of being excluded from the benefits of a high-quality education. By valuing diversity and preserving the cultural dignity of students, cultural proficiency enables educators to create an inclusive and instructionally powerful learning environment. "The Culturally Proficient School" provides the practical strategies, tools, and resources needed to successfully implement cultural proficiency throughout an organization. Providing many opportunities for discussion and contemplation, this book features: (1) Reflective activities for individuals or groups; (2) Sample conversations around issues of diversity, multiculturalism, equity entitlement, and racism; (3) Typical behaviors associated with culturally proficient leadership organized around the responsibilities of school leaders; and (4) Professional development activities. By using diversity as an educational resource, cultural proficiency dramatically increases the likelihood that all students will be successful learners. Designed primarily for principles, assistant principals, and other school-based leaders, this innovative field book is a perfect resource for leadership academies. Following a foreword by Flora Ida Ortiz and an introduction, this book contains three parts. Part I, Cultural Proficiency and the Achievement Gap, presents: (1) Why Is Culturally Proficient Leadership Important? Part II, The Tools of Cultural Proficiency, continues with: (2) What Does Cultural Proficiency Look Like in Practice? The Guiding Principles; (3) The Inside-Out Process to Becoming Culturally Proficient: The Cultural Proficiency Continuum; (4) Standards for Leadership Behavior: The Five Essential Elements; and (5) Overcoming Self-Imposed Barriers to Moral Leadership. Part III, Professional Development for Organizational Change, concludes with: (6) The Art and Science of Conversation: A Crucial Skill for the Culturally Competent Leader; and (7) Leading in a Culture of Learning and Transformative Change. This book concludes with: (1) Resource: List of Maple View Case Study Characters; (2) a bibliography; and (3) an index.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
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